Laugh or cry
Humalog fast-acting insulin for Lee, $55 per month.
Synthroid for Lee, $15 per month.
Lipitor for Lee, $35 per month.
Lisonipril for Lee, $10 per month.
Zoloft for Lee, $15 per month.
Teststrips for Lee, $30 per month.
CGM Sensors for Lee, $175 per month.
Diltiazem for Debbie, $20 per month.
Metformin for Debbie, $5 per month.
Zzrtec for Debbie, $55 per month.
Zoloft for Debbie, $15 per month.
Teststrips for Debbie, $10 per month.
Being able to make your monthly medication co-pays: Priceless.
For everything else there’s bankruptcy.
(With apologies to the creative team at MasterCard’s advertising agency.)
PS: yes, for those of you who added it up, we really do make $475 per month in medication co-pays alone. That doesn’t include the cost of the insurance, doctor’s visits, OTC vitamins or assorted antibiotics when Rio brings some plague home from kindergarten.
A while back I joked about sitting on the curb with a cardboard sign that said Will work for Health Care. Now I’m finding it’s true; I’m quite literally working for my health care, with well more than half my clinic income going right back into the health care system.